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Asco patient information


Coping with cancer


Survivorship issues


Survivorship plans


Macmillan support information
Macmillan cancer individual drugs/ Individual chemotherapy drugs


Vision newsletter with information and news about cancer related  support services in South Africa


We recommend all NGO that are members of the Cancer Alliance / click on the logos to link with the NGO webpage


Support groups in other location in South Africa  CanSurvive 

Started in October 2009, the aim of CanSurvive is to provide support for cancer patients, caregivers and friends at various levels – no matter what type of cancer they are affected by and no matter where they receive their treatment. Support is provided for all types of cancer and patients, caregivers and friends are welcome at our monthly meetings:


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Reach for Recovery (RFR)

Reach for Recovery (R4R) is a breast-cancer support organisation with a unique focus on breast-cancer support and one of the only organisations that provide a patient support service on a national basis. Well- selected and trained volunteers, who each have experienced the breast-cancer journey, render an emotional  care and practical support programme to  newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and their families. In some  regions, a prosthesis service is also provided, and the focus is also on indigent women that cannot afford this service.

Contact: Stephanie van Deventer

Tel: 071 602 3369 / 021 889 5806

o   Eastern Cape

Contact: Leoni Harry

Tel: 079 928 0178


o   Free State / Northern Cape

Contact: Ardath Datnow

Tel: 079 760 4491


o   Gauteng

Contact: Beulah Jankelowitz

Tel: 083 897 0221


o   KwaZulu-Natal

Contact: Marika Wade

Tel: 072 248 0008


o   Western Cape

Contact: Alison Ayre

Tel: 071 283 4249





Wings of Hope (WoH)

Contact: Joan Lamb

Tel: 082 448 9987

A Johannesburg-based support group built up of breast cancer survivors. Public meetings, hospital visits and telephonic support.






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